a stitch in time (saves nine)

Definition of a stitch in time (saves nine)

  1. —used to say that it is better to fix a problem when it is small than to wait and let it become a bigger problem

Word by Word Definitions

stitchplay
  1. :  a local sharp and sudden pain especially in the side

    :  one in-and-out movement of a threaded needle in sewing, embroidering, or suturing

    :  a portion of thread left in the material or suture left in the tissue after one stitch

  1. :  to fasten, join, or close with or as if with stitches

    :  to make, mend, or decorate with or as if with stitches

    :  to unite by means of staples

timeplay
  1. :  the measured or measurable period during which an action, process, or condition exists or continues :  duration

    :  a nonspatial continuum that is measured in terms of events which succeed one another from past through present to future

    :  leisure

  1. :  to arrange or set the time of :  schedule

    :  to regulate (a watch) to keep correct time

    :  to set the tempo, speed, or duration of

  1. :  of or relating to time

    :  recording time

    :  timed to ignite or explode at a specific moment

saveplay saves
  1. :  to deliver from sin

    :  to rescue or deliver from danger or harm

    :  to preserve or guard from injury, destruction, or loss

  1. :  a play that prevents an opponent from scoring or winning

    :  the action of a relief pitcher in baseball in successfully protecting a team's lead

    :  official credit for a save

  1. :  other than :  but, except

  1. :  except for the fact that :  only

    :  but, except

nineplay
  1. :  the ninth in a set or series

    :  something having nine units or members: such as

    :  the nine Muses


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